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August 4, 2016

By Jody Hume

THE JEWELRY PIECES OUR EDITORS WOULD BUY IF MONEY WERE NO OBJECT

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We all have shopping wish lists. But a jewelry wish list is on another level. Unlike, say, shoes, which can and should be bought on a whim, these are pieces to save up for, treasure and even pass on as heirlooms. Plotting which piece is worth the investment is something that requires thought, research and deep wardrobe soul-searching. But what if the sky were the limit? That’s what we proposed to our editors to see which dream pieces they would add to their jewelry boxes if they could throw caution (and their bank accounts) to the wind. From statement pieces to everyday luxury to Gucci, keep reading to see what they would splurge on.

headshots_Sasha (1)Sasha Skoda, Women’s Category Director

Tell us about the piece you picked.
I love how delicate and simple this piece is — yet it definitely makes a statement. I don’t wear a ton of jewelry, so when I’m looking for pieces, I like items that can stand on their own, rather than feeling the need to pile on multiple pieces.

RealStyle_582x360_3 (21)Hermès 18K Lariat Necklace, $14,995

Where you would wear it?
This would be perfect for a black tie wedding I have coming up this fall.
What would you pair it with?
I would wear this piece with a simple black dress, midi length and long sleeve, to keep the look demure, but with a bit of a plunging neckline to really showcase the beauty of the necklace.

headshots_JacquelineJacqueline Oloff, Women’s Senior Merchandising Manager

Tell us about the piece you picked.
I love the Diamantissima earnings, particularly the cutout and sculptural aspects of them.

RealStyle_582x360_2 (35)Gucci 18K Diamantissima Earrings, $875

Where you would wear it?
These are perfect for an event after work or to wear for the upcoming fall wedding season.
What would you pair it with?
These earrings are so elegant that they would pair perfectly with a neutral dress for fall or be the perfect finishing touch to a lace dress.

Patricia Stevens, Senior Merchandising Manager, Fine Jewelry & Watches

Tell us about the piece you picked.
At the top of my list is the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust. Call me old-fashioned, but I wear a watch every day and I know I would get my money’s worth from this investment piece.

 

RealStyle_582x360_1 (23)Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady Datejust, $2,795

Where you would wear it?
Each Rolex watch is made with incredible attention to detail and craftsmanship in Switzerland and the style itself is so classic and timeless that it can be worn daily for years.
What would you pair it with?
To make it even more versatile, I have my sights set on the Rolesor, the two-toned combination of gold and stainless steel so I can pair it with any type of jewelry, day or night.

 

Lauren Bradshaw, Editorial Director

Tell us about the piece you picked.
I’ve been obsessed with the Cartier Panthère ring lately. I love the open shape, and how it feels like a fashion statement piece, but still looks incredibly luxe.

RealStyle_582x360_4 (15)Cartier Panthère Diamond Ring, $15,995

Where you would wear it?
Where couldn’t I wear it? It’s delicate enough that it doesn’t feel crazy for everyday wear — even to work — but the specialness of the piece would also fit right in for evening.
What would you pair it with?
I love the idea of wearing it with a chunky creme-colored knit for fall. So cozy. I’ve had my eye on this one from Protagonist for a while now.